Hannah Wants: Guest Selector

The DJ, producer and former pro footballer gives us the lowdown on some of her favourite cuts as we look to her upcoming Glasgow headline set

Feature by Claire Francis | 01 Feb 2017

Hannah Wants has been riding high of late. 2014's breakthrough track Rhymes saw the Birmingham-bred DJ crowned both DJ Mag and Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ as well as Star of the Year for the latter publication. Since then she has launched her own headline series of DJ sets, entitled What Hannah Wants, and last summer she joined an illustrious opening party line-up for Amnesia Ibiza alongside the likes of Apollonia, Pan-Pot, and Amine Edge & Dance.

For 2017, Hannah Wants has a new tour concept lined up for her fans: PLAY. The upcoming series – which stops in at Glasgow’s SWG3 on 10 February – sees the acclaimed DJ incorporate her passion for the UK’s original underground raves with a unique, contemporary twist. Ahead of the show, she picks out ten of her favourite party tracks.

Subb-an – This Place (Nic Fanciulli Remix)

[This Place 10'', 2011]

"What a sexy ass tuuuuuuuuune! Released in 2011; I used to play this in my sets when I spent my second season out in Ibiza, with a goal to make it as a DJ. I still sometimes drop it in my sets today when the vibe is right – such fond memories of this remix. Every element to this beat is top quality!"

Octave One – Blackwater

[Black Water 12", 2000]

"I heard this track sitting by my hotel pool the first time I ever visited Ibiza as a raver (a long time ago!) and it’ll forever remind me of my love for house music and the white isle."

Double 99 – Ripgroove

[Ripgroove 12", 1997]

"A classic speed garage track from 1997 that I still play in some sets today. Two decades old and it still bangs! I started out DJ’ing speed garage about 15 years ago and it most definitely developed my love for a bassline."

Reflekt feat. Delline Bass – Need To Feel Loved (Adam K & Soha Vocal Mix)

[Need to Feel Loved 12", 2009]

"Another absolute gem, this track is guaranteed to be played at high volume every time I visit Ibiza. One of the most euphoric breakdowns I’ve ever heard, it gets me on some next level."

Stush – Dollar Sign

[Dollar Sign 12", 2002]

"As well as spinning speed garage, I started out on the UK garage scene in the early 2000s. Old skool UKG was massive in Birmingham back in the day and this has gotta be one of my fave tracks from that era."

MJ Cole – Sincere

[Sincere, 2000]

"Staying on a UKG tip, Sincere was another massively influential record for me. I used to rinse MJ Cole's Sincere album back in 2000 and to this day Sincere remains my favourite production of his."

Raze – Break 4 Love

[Album 88, 1988]

"Legendary house track from the 80s. I just fucking love this tune! If there was such a thing as a time machine I’d choose to go to a 1980s house rave when the parties were underground and it was all about the music."

La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream's Let’s Get Ravey Remix)

[Quicksand EP, 2009]

"I don’t think there’s a better dubstep remix out there – that bassline!!! What an iconic track. I’ve actually just made a remix of the remix to play in my sets because I love it so much, it does good things to the dance floor!"

Matt Sassari – Alyhaa

[Excelsior EP, 2016]

"Matt Sassari is on fire at the moment and this is one of my faves of his! Great creativity in his productions, I always look forward to playing his records out. Ruthless on a big sound system!"

Wade – They Know

[Snatch! Meets Moan compilation, 2016]

"Another producer who’s work I’m really feeling at the moment! Always excited when I see a promo of his in my inbox. They Know is again one of my favourites. Absolutely killa bass riff and the vocal is catchy and sits perfectly within the vibe!"

Hannah Wants, SWG3, Fri 10 Feb, 9pm, £23